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Plague Incident Update

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avatar Plague Incident Update
August 18, 2015 02:17PM
Public health officials and Yosemite National Park staff successfully dusted rodent burrows in the Tuolumne Meadows Campground yesterday with the insecticide deltamethrin (DeltaDust). Deltamethrin was used to treat rodent burrows in the campground to reduce the risk to people and wildlife from fleas that may carry the plague bacteria. It is commonly used on pets and livestock to control fleas and ticks, as well as on clothing and lawns to kill mosquitoes and ticks.

We hope to re-open Tuolumne Meadows Campground on Friday as planned. We will do follow-up surveillance today and Wednesday.

Don Neubacher, on behalf of Yosemite National Park
Re: Plague Incident Update
August 18, 2015 04:24PM
Good job but...
Seems strange to arbitrarily close only certain select areas in the whole Tuolumne complex.
Why did you not also close down and dust the Tuolumne Lodge area?
Also left open, (right in the middle) -, the TM store - and the employees in back of the store were still housed there throughout the Deltamethrin dusting week..

Are these areas immune/ employees safe because of the monies brought in?
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